Giovanni Blanchietti Lorenzo is 60 years old and lives on Alicudi, an island in the province of Messina. He provides tourist accommodation, loves good food and wants to live to be 200.
The island is part of the Aeolian archipelago, north of Sicily.
The Five Star protest party is riding high in the polls ahead of next week's election in Italy. Their anti-establishment, anti-immigrant message is resonating with frustrated Italians. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades. The nightmare against Sweden was no fluke, but rather the result of a lack of ideas at every level, writes DW's David Vorholt.
The Mediterranean country has changed its electoral system five times since 2013. The newest system is set to hurt the upstart populist Five Star Movement (M5S).
The Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are holding referendums on Sunday in a bid for more autonomy from Rome. But has the crisis in Catalonia put a damper on their aspirations? Megan Williams finds out.
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